La région lacustre de l’Ontario

Le comté de Simcoe est heureux de présenter les trajets de cyclisme suivants qui parcourent la région lacustre de l’Ontario. Des itinéraires plats et axés sur le cyclisme en famille jusqu’à un trajet montagneux difficile de 92 km, nous offrons un choix incomparable!

La région lacustre de l’Ontario se trouve à seulement une heure au nord de Toronto et représente une des régions les plus pittoresques de l’Ontario remplie de lacs, de collines, d’eau claire et de voies navigables fascinantes. Cette région compte d’importants centres de villégiature ontariens offrant des expériences de loisir et d’évasion de haute qualité à longueur d’année. L’hôtel et centre de divertissement Casino Rama de classe mondiale est à une courte distance d’une ville charmante où les visiteurs peuvent découvrir fascinantes petites boutiques, assister à une pièce de théâtre, savourer un somptueux repas et explorer des sites historiques. Regroupant cinq districts, Orillia, Oro-Medonte, Rama, Ramara et Severn, la région lacustre de l’Ontario est une destination touristique toutes saisons paradisiaque.

Découvrez la région lacustre de l’Ontario où vous trouverez quelque chose pour tous les goûts, que ce soit des aventures ou des activités de plein air, des sites historiques, la pêche, la randonnée pédestre, les festivals et concerts, les arts et la culture, les sports d’hiver, le golf, le séjour à un centre de villégiature, le jeu, les compétitions sportives, le tourisme agricole ou écologique et bien plus.

Assouvissez votre sens de l’aventure, créez de merveilleux souvenirs en famille ou venez simplement vous détendre et vous ressourcer. Peu importe qu’il s’agisse d’un court forfait évasion, d’une vacance en famille, d’une retraite pour le weekend, d’une sortie romantique ou d’une randonnée pour la journée, vous serez ravi par la région lacustre de l’Ontario.

Pour de l’information touristique, visitez : www.OntariosLakeCountry.com. Si vous préférez commander une carte imprimée de nos routes de cyclisme, remplissez le formulaire de contact en indiquant votre adresse postale et nous vous la ferons parvenir directement.

On-Road Routes

Canopy Cruising

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Length: 26 km
Start: 4th Line and Bass Lake Sideroad

This fun and scenic route is great for cyclists of all abilities. Enjoy one of the most scenic routes in the entire County! Riders start on the tree canopied Bass Lake Side Road and are faced with a couple challenging climbs, such as the first right turn on to the 8th Line and rolling terrain on the 4th Line heading back towards Horseshoe. The Canopy Cruising route is perfect for cyclists looking for challenging climbs with beautiful scenery along the way.

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Bass Lake Beauty

Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 34 km
Start: 4th Line and Bass Lake Sideroad

Starting on Bass Lake Side Road and continuing on the 8th Line, it’s no surprise where the name “Canopy Cruising” came from. Taking you through the canopied section of Bass Lake Sideroad, enjoy the scenic, windy roads and test yourself with the 5k grind up the 2nd Line on this tour of central Oro-Medonte!

Hills of Oro-Medonte

Difficulty: Advanced
Length: 92 km
Start: 4th Line and Bass Lake Sideroad

This tour through Oro-Medonte is both challenging and beautiful. This route begins on the quiet Bass Lake Sideroad, but don’t get comfortable, because once you turn left on the 7th line the hills begin. Riders can test themselves against some of our largest and longest climbs, including the Eady Stairs! For a rest, stop in the town of Moonstone for a quick snack before descending Moonstone Road, towards the 10th Line. Hills of Oro-Medonte is designed for recreational and avid cyclists looking to test their abilities, with challenging hills and long descents throughout the entire route.

Carlyon Loop

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate
Length: 49 km
Start: Centennial Park, Washago
Starting in the village of Washago,

Carlyon Loop offers rolling terrain for the
intermediate and advanced rider. Follow
the route through rural agricultural land
and back to the beautiful Washago
Centennial Park, where you can swim,
play or picnic. The park also features
a boat launch with access to Lake
Couchiching. On your way out, be sure to
stop in the village of Washago for
a delicious treat, from a local café or
bakery

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Coldwater Course

Difficulty: Moderate/Advanced
Length: 50 km
Start: ODAS Park/Fairgrounds

The Coldwater course is perfect for
those riders looking for rolling terrain,
challenging climbs, with plenty of stops
along the way. Ride beside Bass Lake
and enjoy the view of the water before
passing through Marchmont on route
to Coldwater. Stop for a bite to eat in
Coldwater or learn about Coldwater’s
History at the Heritage Museum or
Historic Mill before setting out to return
to the Fairgrounds.
Please Note: Highway 12 receives high
volumes of traffic. Please use caution
when crossing.

 

Upper Big Chute Loop

Difficulty: Moderate/Advanced
Length: 56 km
Start: Severn Falls

For one of the most scenic routes in the County, try the Upper Big Chute Loop. This route takes the ride entirely around Gloucester Pool. Follow Upper Big Chute Road/County Road 17, North into Muskoka as it winds its way around rocky landscape and multiple lakes. Upper Big Chute Road eventually turns into Whites Falls Road and then into Honey Harbour Road before crossing Highway 400 into Port Severn. Make a pit stop in Port Severn and check out the Marine Railroad at Lock 42. Follow Saint Amant Road out of Port Severn to return to Severn Falls via Upper Big Chute Road. 

Rail Trail Routes

Lake Country Oro-Medonte Rail Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 28 km (each way)
Start: Woodland Drive (northern boundary of the trail, near Orillia) or 1st
Line, off of Ridge Road (this marks the
southern boundary of this trail, near
Barrie).

Embrace the outdoors; from
active Osprey Nests to busy beavers in
their Beaver Pond to quiet wetlands and
Great Blue Herons; the fl at and crushed
gravel route, Lake County Oro-Medonte
Rail Trail, linking the cities of Barrie and
Orillia, definitely has something for
those looking to connect with nature.
And for those needing to cool off,
take a quick detour to any one of our
beaches and enjoy some of the cleanest
waterfronts on Lake Simcoe!

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Rama/Ramara Rail Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 5 km (each way)
Start: Casino Rama

The trail starts in the south at the historic
fish weirs that were built by the Mnjikaning
First Nation people. “Mnjikaning” is
an Ojibwe word meaning “the place
of the fish fence”. The trail follows the
abandoned CN rail line through pastoral
countryside, crossing the Rama Road/
Monck Road intersection, along Monck
Road to the trail sign and extending to
Mara-Rama Boundary Road. If you are
coming from the City of Orillia, stop
off at Casino Rama for some fun and
excitement. If you are already staying
at the Casino, be sure to take the trail
in to Orillia and explore the beautiful
downtown.

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Uhthoff Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 30 km
Start: Wilson Point Road, Division Road,
Burnside Line, Coldwater Curling Club,
Sturgeon Bay Road

The Uhthoff Trail is part of the Trans
Canada Trail – The Great Trail. The
Uhthoff Trail begins at the link to the
Millennium Trail of Orillia at Wilson
Point Road. The trail follows an old CPR
railway line through the rural landscape
of Severn Township with many scenic
views along the way. The Community of
Coldwater provides a rest before joining
up with the Tay Shore Trail at the 400
overpass to Waubaushene. The trail
is predominantly a gravel trail and an
easy ride for the whole family!

Orillia Millennium Trail

Difficulty: Easy
Length: 15 km
Start: Couchiching Beach Park or
Barnfield Point Recreation Centre

This 15 km trail is a system of paved
and gravel trails, with a waterfront
view of Lake Couchiching, in the City
of Orillia. The paved portion, known as
the Millennium Trail, is part of the Trans
Canada Trail System and connects the
Rama/Ramara Trail to the Uhthoff Trail
in Severn Township